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I need to loop through a folder, if a sub folders NAME contains "EXPORTS", then I need to copy that folder to a destination. Here is my starting point. Any help would be appreciated.


; Get base folder and selections
$folder_to_loop_through = "C:\Documents and Settings\sebrad\Desktop\shawn\Promo AM"

; repeat with the selected items
For $File_Name = 1 To $folder_to_loop_through
$result = StringInStr($File_Name, "EXPORTS",0,1)
If $result > 0 Then
;FileCopy ( $File_Name, ($the_folder_path & $new_file_name), 1 ) ; 1 = with overwright

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$folder_to_loop_through = "C:Documents and SettingssebradDesktopshawnPromo AM"

sets $folder_to_loop_through as a literal string.


For $File_Name = 1 To $folder_to_loop_through

uses that string as a parameter in a loop where we would normally expect to find a numeric value.

Does that sound reasonable to you? It certainly does not to me. If you want to list the subfolders then you need to look at _FileListToArray (yes it can list folders too) and then loop through the resultant array. ;)

Secondly, you say you want to copy a folder - so why do I see "FileCopy" in that commented-out line? Surely "DirCopy" would be a better choice?

Go and have a rethink and see if you can come up with some more logical code - then we can help you get it to work as you require. :)


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